Found 21st Sep 2017
Hi I have been selected for Jury service beginning next month and both the paperwork and experience from people I know that have been selected suggest that it lasts two weeks. My contracted hours include working every weekend so if this is the case with my working pattern (friday to tuesday) I could be 'working' 19 days straight if not longer depending on the case. My supervisor ( I work for the NHS so not a small business/company) has told me that I will have to either have to work through or use my annual leave at the weekends. However I feel that as jury duty is compulsory and if I worked mon-fri they would pay me for all my shifts I am being penalised for working the weekends and they should let me have the weekend off without using my leave. My work colleagues and family agree but I know they they are biased so any thoughts from an outside perspective are welcomed.